Clark Gregg and Ming-na -Wen ahip Philinda! <3 <3
photo taken at Paleyfest 2014
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Happy Earth Day! Every year on April 22, the world celebrates this amazingly diverse planet we call home, focusing on ways to protect it from the often destructive practices of its human inhabitants. While many of these efforts focus on the conservation of Earth’s most fragile habitats, we frequently forget just how extreme and alien-like our own planet can be. The photos below showcase Earth’s unbelievably varying landscapes and remind us that we often live our lives confined only to a minuscule part of this amazing planet.
Our Home in Space
Most of these images were taken from the International Space Station with the two larger images of Earth being from NASA orbiter missions. I would like to take this Earth Day to reflect on an image of Earth taken in 1990 by the Voyager 1 space probe. At the time when this image was taken the probe was 3.7 billion miles away from Earth, this was the farthest we had ever reached as a species. Today, after 36 years, the probe is still operational and is leaving our solar system. Carl Sagan had this to say about the image taken by the Voyager 1 probe:
“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.
Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.
The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.
It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”
― Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
A special thanks to all my followers, I hope you have a happy Earth Day!
Credit: NASA/JPL/Earth Observatory
On Earth Day, these photos remind us just how little we know of the planet we call home.
The planet we live on, with all its natural spectacularity, is probably the most magnificent thing we can ever experience. We shouldn’t take it for granted. We shouldn’t think of environment problems as petty or that nothing can be done to solve them. The nature was here before us. We depend on it. It makes this planetary home what it is.
Learn how to be nature friendly. We can make this place better if we are willing to. I am glad that Earth Day reminds this internationally and annually. (GIFs: headlikeanorange, gifdrome, sci-universe)
"Because I have to cry every so often for a living, I find it mortifying if it spills over into my daily life and I haven’t really managed to do it for years."
What does she mean by THE ? Does she have their driver for the next 48 hrs? Or her driver? Is she in NY? Does anyone know where she is in the world right now? Help, im hyperventilating…
She is joking that since they live together, they share a chauffeur.
Oh my god….SHAMELESS, these two!
- s4: ten is a dingdong and river is so done with his shit like pls bitch ur a whiny baby u dont even deserve her come back when ur done crying
- s5: eleven has the biggest crush and its the cutest and im going to cry
- s6: take a shot every time it looks like they might start making out/having sex right there. enjoy the alcohol poisoning while u cry about their happy lil faces in agmgtw
- s7: theyre so married im gOIng TO ThRow Up AND CrY
- i chose the wrong ship
Doctor & River + caring for each other.